Fountain Plaza opens
Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
Diners visit Pei Wei Asian Diner, which is open for business in Fountain Plaza off Dowlen Road in Beaumont on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007. Fountain Plaza is the newest of several planned upscale retail outlets in Beaumont's West End.
The centerpiece fountain awaits installation as shops are opening for business in Fountain Plaza off Dowlen Road in Beaumont. While most of the country faces financial woes, Southeast Texas is entering a construction boom period, which is expected to last about four years.